Retired Bank employees holds massive protest in Delhi, demand revision in pension

Shaihzad Abid/Rahul Kumar Jha

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New Delhi: On January 7, more than 3000 bank pensioners gathered at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi to protest against the current pension given by the government.

Comrades assembled in the national capital to demonstrate the unity and strength of bank retirees.

Several bank employees organisations including Coordination of Bank Pensioners & Retirees organisation (CBPRO) and All India Bank Retirees Federations (AIBRF) were came together to uncover the various issues faced retired bank employees due to insufficient pension.

Some major DEMANDS of the protestors were

– Improvement in family pension on line with government scheme.

– 100% DA a neutralisation to pre-november 2002 retirees.

– Defined benefit scheme to those who are recruited after april 2010.

– Full reimbursement of medical insurance premium as extended extended to serving employees.

Earlier, the retired employees have protested in several states but it was largely ignored by the authorities, forcing them to come to National capital.

A retired bank employee,with shrinked cheeks and tears in his eyes, also joined the protest and said, ” In this insufficient pension, I am not able to meet my expenses, medical premium is very high, how we will sustain in this limited money, if the concerned departments will not respond to our demands, we will further go on a hunger strike.”

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